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Critical Care Garden

The Critical Care Team and the Charity Team are raising funds to enhance the external features of the ITU and HDU for their patients, visitors and staff.

Having access to fresh air and green spaces during a hospital stay can make a huge difference to those who are able to access the space. The balcony garden will also be hugely beneficial to our staff for respite from busy and demanding shifts on the ward.

For patients, the ability to be close to nature and in the fresh air has a positive impact. It helps to:

  • Reduce stress and provide restoration from fatigue
  • Promote more positive emotions
  • Support recovery, nurturing and healing
  • Provide a positive distraction for patients and families
  • Provide psychological relief

For staff, working in an acute setting is taxing on their psychological health. Acute settings are often subject to high levels of stress. Looking towards nature can:

  • Positively impact staff performance
  • Increase staff wellbeing
  • Provide a positive distraction and reduce work related stress

The team are looking to raise £50,000 for the balcony garden which will include a glass balustrade, seating, planting and lighting.

You can own the fundraising for this area. To support, please contact Charmaine Norrish on 01582 718 978 or email

To support this fundraiser you can:

  • Fundraise on our behalf. Contact Charmaine for more information by emailing
  • Make a direct donation via cheque. Please post it to Fundraising, Luton & Dunstable Hospital, Lewsey Road, Luton, LU4 0DZ
  • Make a direct donation over the phone by debit/credit card. Please call 01582 718 289
  • Make a donation via our JustGiving page